The Inn on Crescent Lake
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The Inn on Crescent Lake is a historic, romantic, bed and breakfast located in Excelsior Springs, Missouri and is an easy 30 minute drive from Kansas City. It is a Georgian Colonial mansion built in 1915 and is located on a stunning 22 acres of land. The inn is encompassed by two crescent-shaped bodies of water, known as Crescent Lake.

There are 10 uniquely decorated guestrooms that offer elegance and sophistication as well as many modern amenities to cater to each guests needs. The inn offers something for everyone, whether traveling solo, as a couple, for business travel or as a family with children over 16, the rooms and amenities will be sure to please.

1.The Inn on Crescent Lake Rooms & Suites

The Inn on Crescent Lake Rooms & Suites  

The Inn on Crescent Lake features 10 guestrooms, all with private en suite bathrooms, which provide the ultimate in comfort and relaxation for guests. There is even a cottage which guests can opt to reserve. It is a single, two-storey dwelling which was once a carriage house. It has two bedrooms, a kitchen and living room and dining area. The kitchen has a full size refrigerator and microwave, however there are no cooking capabilities for safety reasons. Guests can even opt to have their breakfast delivered to the cottage at no additional charge. It is perfect for those looking for lots of space and the feeling of a home away from home. Up to four guests can stay in the cottage.

The Tuscany Suite is a two room suite and offers the most privacy, since it is located in the Pool House, and has gorgeous views of the pool and lake. Included in this suite is a two-person Jacuzzi. The Crescent Suite is one with old world charm and whimsical romance. It features stained glass skylights over the king size sleigh bed, a separate sitting room and a two-person Jacuzzi. The bathroom in this suite has the original claw foot tub from the mansion when it was first built.

The Garden Room is a popular choice amongst guests because of the wonderful extras. This room features its very own outdoor hot tub and private entrance. The bathroom has a walk-in shower with a bench seat built in. It is an accessible room with a ramp allowing access to the entryway. The McCleary Room was once upon a time the master bedroom of the mansion. The king size sleigh bed is a central focus and the room also has a sitting area with views over the water and Ice House. A standard size Jacuzzi tub can be found in the bathroom.

The Stripe Room is an elegant, simple room with a comfortable king size bed and an old-style claw-foot tub and shower combination. The Paris Room offers guests a glimpse into the Seventh Arrondissement in a Parisian hotel. Artwork depicting images of France and its famous landmarks adorn the walls of this room. The bed can be set up as either two twin beds or as one king bed.

The Casbah Room is a romantic destination within itself. It has an oversized Jacuzzi tub in the corner of the bedroom, a sitting area large enough for two and a gorgeous mahogany queen size bed. The bathroom features a red claw-foot tub and walk-in shower. Guests can enjoy views of the gazebo, pool and ponds.

The Emerald Rose Room is an economy option with a queen size bed and claw-foot tub in the bathroom with a converted wash basin. The Ballroom is on the third floor and has a number of cozy nooks for curling up and relaxing. There is a king size canopy bed and two person Jacuzzi tub. The electric fireplace offers warmth and comfort on cool, crisp evenings. All rooms include free WiFi so that guests can stay connected even while away from home. Photo:



While there is no on-site restaurant at the Inn on Crescent Lake, breakfast is served daily in the bright solarium and is included in the suite rate. Hot breakfasts often include things like pancakes, eggs, cheese and sausage casserole, chocolate filled croissants and of course coffee and orange juice. If staying in the Cottage, guests can opt to have their breakfast delivered to them each morning at no additional charge. There are packages available for guests to select which included breakfast delivery plus many other amenities for an additional fee. Chocolate covered strawberries, fruit and cheese trays, wine and champagne are all choices guests have to add-on to their suite for delivery at an additional charge.

Nearby, the Ventana Gourmet Grill serves up a delicious menu, which is a favorite of many returning guests to Inn on Crescent Lake. They are a casual upscale establishment which is open for lunch and dinner Monday to Saturday. There are quite often specials for guests to choose from as well. The cheesecake comes highly recommended.

Guests can choose to order in their meal to the Inn since restaurants such as Hunan Chinese food will deliver right to our door. They have excellent Chinese food which many past guests have raved about. There are other options as well such as Elms, with their prime rib buffet on Friday and Saturday nights; Ray’s Diner which is a 50’s style diner and a great option for lunch; and El Maguey’s for fine Mexican cuisine.

Guests can enjoy drinks at nearby establishments since there is no bar or lounge at the Inn on Crescent Lake. Close by, there is an Applebee’s which most people are familiar with and they have a bar area with full service and televisions to catch the game. If guests wish to try a local establishment, Goodtimes is a bar and grill with a local flavor that serve up delicious steaks. The Garage is a family bar and grill where guests can enjoy comfort foods and drinks as well. Since Kansas City is just a short drive away, guests can easily find bars and lounges to enjoy in the city. Photo:

3.Spa & Golf

Spa & Golf  

Even though the Inn on Crescent Lake is a small bed and breakfast establishment, guests can still enjoy being pampered right on-site with spa treatments available. Guests can simply pre-book, at least 48 hours in advance, the treatment of their choice and will be treated to relaxation and rejuvenation. The fully licensed therapists offer individual or couples massages in the spa treatment room along with candles and aromatherapy for a fully enjoyable experience.

Off-site, guests could opt to patronize New Age Skincare Spa, a local family owned day spa offering many service options. Hair services, including eye lash tinting are offered at fair prices and with a personal touch. Other services include massages, facials and nails, and hair removal.

Guests wishing to enjoy a round of golf, can head to Excelsior Springs Golf Course. It is an 18-hole course with mature trees, beautiful scenery and a fun yet competitive course. It is open to the public, no membership necessary and guests can choose to walk or ride the course. It is a par 72 course and was designed by Tom Bendalow, a famous golf course architect. There is also a driving range for practicing or just for fun. Photo:

4.Weddings, Reunions & Conferences

Weddings, Reunions & Conferences  

The Inn on Crescent Lake is more than happy to help guests have the wedding of their dreams. The mansion is the perfect venue for small intimate weddings or events. For weddings, there are packages available which can accommodate from 2 to 50 guests and include most of the details couples need taken care of for their big day. Couples can choose to have their ceremony indoors or outdoors and whether they would like to rent a tent or not. The entire property can be booked for private functions from reunions to conferences and of course, weddings.

If more than 50 guests are attending, there is a per-person charge. The grounds of the Inn, as well as the historic charm of the mansion itself, make for stunning photographs. The staff are more than happy to customize a plan to suit the needs of anyone planning a function and wishing to have it held at Inn on Crescent Lake. Weddings which require booking the entire establishment can be held on Friday or Saturdays only, while small, intimate weddings for two can be held throughout the week.

The Inn on Crescent Lake is situated on a beautiful 22 acre property which is lovingly maintained for the sake of Mother Nature as well as for the enjoyment of the guests. This is a non-smoking environment with only designated areas for smoking.

The Inn has a relaxing seven person hot tub plus a full size outdoor pool for guest use. The poolside deck is a great place to sit back in a lounger and enjoy the scenery and birds. In the evening, guests can sit by the fire pit and enjoy the glow of a summer’s evening fire. If guests are looking for activities, there are paddleboats, row boats and fishing boats for use as well as beautiful, peaceful walking trails to explore. Guests can opt to bring along their fishing gear and try their hand at angling the waters of the lake.

The Inn on Crescent Lake is only open to adults and children over the age of 16.

Rooms start at $125 per night.

1261 St Louis Ave, Excelsior Springs, MO 64024, website, Phone: 816-630-6745

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